I'm *not* setting up zipslack - I've already done so many times, and set X up under it many times too. I've used slack a fair bit, as zipslack, on a FAT32 partition. I've even migrated a zipslack build across to an ext2 partition.
I'm having trouble with "slackware-8.1-install.iso" which I downloaded using a 56kb dial up over three days. I burnt the image to a 700MB cd-r.
I booted from this cd-rom, made ext2/linux swap partitions with it, and used the setup program to do a *full* install of *all* packages. Once this was done, I booted using a floppy with bare.i kernel, 2.4.18, which is the kernel version slack 8.1 uses.
Things should be cool, but they are not. At this stage I am ready to blame either :
a) A faulty cd-r
b) A bad download
c) Damaged hdd
I am also prepared to accept my limited experience might be a factor, but at least you should -rtfp- before telling me to -rtfm-.